Facade conservation and repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information



The venue hire team works closely with the State Library of Victoria's catering partners to provide seamless event delivery for your function. You can choose from specially designed menus for events held in the Conference Centre, or our team and the caterers will work with you to design the perfect menu for that occasion that requires a little more detail.

We use preferred caterers Mr Tulk, CNK Food Design and Food & Desire to provide all food and drinks at events booked through our venue hire service. These caterers can provide breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, canapes and dinners. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

Read more about the beautiful rooms available for hire that are suitable for a meeting, sit-down dinner or cocktail party. Choose from the Conference Centre, Red Rotunda, Cowen Gallery, Queen's Hall and the La Trobe Reading Room.

Unique corporate hospitality opportunity – Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Entertain, inspire and engage your guests with an exclusive after-hours viewing of our Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage exhibition (running 18 July to 9 November 2014), accompanied by an exquisite French food and wine package.

Your guests will enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition, including Victor Hugo's original handwritten manuscript of Les Misérables, theatrical costumes and historic French treasures. The Parisian theme continues with your choice of five fabulous food and beverage packages featuring traditional French cuisine paired with exquisite French cocktails and vintage wines.

Whether you're planning intimate cocktails and canapés for 20 or an indulgent three-course French dinner for 200, call us on 03 8664 7327 about creating an unforgettable bespoke package for you.

More information

Download our standard Conference Centre catering menus below. For special requirements or catering in our other venues, please contact us to arrange a custom quote.

All catering can be arranged by the venue hire team at or on 03 8664 7291.